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Title: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 14, 2010, 16:26:35 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still well and truly frozen today :z6

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 20010/2011
Post by: Eddie Sinclair on December 30, 2010, 22:17:52 PM
Mike,
how is the ice situation? Steven deivered the 3 weight and line and reel yesterday and i am dying to try them out.


Eddie.
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 20010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 30, 2010, 23:46:33 PM
Hi Eddie :z16

Still very thick I'm afraid, it will take a while to clear yet :z6

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Peter Rawlinson on January 11, 2011, 16:55:47 PM
Looked in at Lochter today and only a few small bits fishable . They were go-carting on it yesterday I was told , you can see the tracks .

Another week I reckon .
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 11, 2011, 17:30:04 PM
Looked in at Lochter today and only a few small bits fishable . They were go-carting on it yesterday I was told , you can see the tracks .

Another week I reckon .

Thanks for the update Pete, I was hoping to get out Saturday.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2011, 17:58:39 PM
I was over at the fishery again this afternoon and the loch is still covered by about 6 to 8 inches of ice. The shiny stuff on the surface in the video clip I took today is ice, not water.

The car electrickery was giving me a temperature of 0.5 to 1.5 on the way there ..... and in the sheltered valley of the loch it was -3 degrees :z3

I can't see there being any chance of being open for fishing for a good while yet I'm afraid.

Best wishes
Mike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUbJvuAeinA
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Dave Mundie on January 11, 2011, 20:24:32 PM
Mike looks like your going to have to get a load of ice skates and hiring them out for 30min sessions  :z4

Dave
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Peter Rawlinson on January 11, 2011, 21:54:58 PM
Don't let me put you off Jim , someone ( only one ) was fishing the top loch across road , and in the main lochs around the pipes are ice free . 

Depends how many others turn up on the day . It could get crowded .
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 20, 2011, 17:00:09 PM
That's the temperature falling quite a bit already this evening .... any gain in water temps that we enjoyed over the last couple of days will quickly be lost again, Haddo is still a long way from fishable :z3

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 21, 2011, 17:18:43 PM
Thanks for your texts and PMs regarding fishing at Haddo this weekend :cool:

I'm not long home from the fishery and it is still frozen solid I'm afraid, I think the ice is actually the thickest it has been this winter :z6 The loch will need a good number of mild days to make any difference,

Something caught my eye as I walked back along the track, quite eerie, I could see fish swimming around under the ice and I found it quite fascinating to watch.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: flybox on January 27, 2011, 21:24:38 PM
Hi Guys,

Was wondering if anyone knows of any local waters that are open for fishing?
I know Kevin at Glen of Rothes is open but was hoping for something closer. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Paul
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Noel kelly on January 27, 2011, 21:43:35 PM
Hi Paul
Lochter should be ice free. I was there for a look last sat and there was only small bits open either sides of the road. Went again sunday and the whole loch across the road was ice free. I would say loch Insch should be ice free as well.
Cheers
Noel.
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 28, 2011, 16:19:51 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Just back from Haddo and the loch is still frozen over with thick ice I'm afraid. No chance of being able to open this weekend.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: flybox on January 29, 2011, 21:21:01 PM
Hi All,

Anybody been out for a cast today and if so where did you go?
Need to get out catch a troot!!

Cheers
Paul
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 29, 2011, 21:35:12 PM
I was out at Lochter , good bit of open water now  :z16

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Peter Rawlinson on February 01, 2011, 05:52:35 AM
Lochter , Loch Insch and Mossat all  fishing well  now .

Not been anywhere else yet .
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Bronzebommer on February 01, 2011, 19:20:41 PM
Mike
Do you think haddow will be fishable by Friday?   ???

Matt
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 01, 2011, 19:32:16 PM
Hi Matt :z16

I doubt it, it is living in it's own little micro climate and the ice is still thick I'm afraid.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Bronzebommer on February 02, 2011, 20:59:23 PM
Anyone know if Raemoir is fishable? Im maybe heading out friday.

Matt.
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Ben_D on February 02, 2011, 23:09:28 PM
Anyone know if Raemoir is fishable? Im maybe heading out friday.

Matt.

Getting there but still closed to my knowledge, will have a look tomorrow and post back.

Ben
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Bronzebommer on February 03, 2011, 07:11:34 AM
Ben
Cheers for that, I'm just trying to get a fishing session and a shopping session in the one town.  :wink

Matt
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: the water buoys on February 03, 2011, 10:39:14 AM


       Waulkmill is fishing just a bit ice back of Island.

       Henry :z16
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Whinbush on February 03, 2011, 22:18:20 PM
Nae ice on Islay ,but nae rainbows either  ???
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Ben_D on February 03, 2011, 22:21:05 PM
Ben
Cheers for that, I'm just trying to get a fishing session and a shopping session in the one town.  :wink

Matt

Matt,

Raemoir is starting to defrost, there were guys out fishing albeit in a small section of on loch.

Ben
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Dave Mundie on February 05, 2011, 15:24:40 PM
Was passing Haddo this morning so went in past for a look, it's not going to be fish-able for a while  :cry

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2hnao3t.jpg)
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 05, 2011, 17:08:25 PM
Just back from a few hours of trying to get ice and water out of the boats at Haddo. The loch is still about 99% frozen and the ice is thick. The water will need at least a week of temps like today before conditions will start to change.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Ben_D on February 05, 2011, 23:02:54 PM
the ice is thick.

No shit Mike  :shock

I know it stays cold there but I thought there would be some water even on top of the ice by now


Ben
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: John Reid on February 06, 2011, 21:29:27 PM
Daaaaamn........It must still be cold at Haddo. 

Once it thaws I will be back up for a day, kinda missing the place!
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 06, 2011, 21:33:34 PM
Great stuff John ..... it's bound to thaw sometime :z16

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Jim Eddie on February 06, 2011, 21:40:17 PM
Daaaaamn........It must still be cold at Haddo. 

Once it thaws I will be back up for a day, kinda missing the place!
Let me know when you are coming up John we can share a boat  :z16

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: John Reid on February 06, 2011, 21:44:28 PM
Let me know when you are coming up John we can share a boat  :z16

 :z18

Jim

Will do Jim.

I look forward to it.  :z16
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 11, 2011, 11:07:41 AM
Hard frost again last night, Haddo still looks like this I'm afraid :z6

Cheers
Mike

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2hnao3t.jpg)
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: DJG1984 on February 11, 2011, 13:01:15 PM
First Post, Hello everyone.

Was hoping to get some fishing done today but loch Insch is frozen over today. 
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 11, 2011, 13:07:46 PM
Hi David
Welcome to the forum :z16

Lochter fishery seems to be the least affected by ice locally and Delgatie has a good flow through it which helps, both are worth a phone call.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: DJG1984 on February 11, 2011, 13:23:21 PM
Cheers  :z18 , i'm going to try and get out Sunday or Monday now. Working all day tomorrow though. I might get a permit for the Don at Inverurie this year.

David.
Title: Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 18, 2011, 14:00:38 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still more than 50% frozen, with most of the ice in the middle of the loch, so we can't get the boats out.

Won't be able to open this weekend obviously, but it is slowly thawing out :cool:

Best wishes
Mike